NTPC to add over 2000 MW capacity in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: NTPC is going to add over 2000 MW capacity in Odisha, said an official on Thursday.

The official said that the second unit having 800 MW of Darlipali Super Thermal Power Project in Odisha is under construction and it is expanding Talcher Thermal Power Project (2×660 MW).

The state government in its High-Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) meeting on January 9, 2020 approved the expansion project of NTPC.

NTPC has declared commercial operation of Unit-1 of Darlipali Plant on March 1, 2020.

The State grid is being fed with 470 MW out of the 559 MW generated from the 800 MW unit.

The regional executive director, NTPC Eastern Region, Sanjeev Kishore, said that the Talcher Thermal Power Station and the Talcher Super Thermal Station, Kaniha, have ranked among the best stations of NTPC so far as PLF is concerned.

He said with 70.73% PLF, the ER-II has ranked 4th among NTPC regions in fiscal 2019-20.